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Riptide Audiobook

Riptide

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Publisher's Summary

A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

©1999 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (P)2010 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"Yo ho ho? get ready for a ripping good yarn.... This nonstop action adventure has all the elements of a perfect summertime thriller - pirate treasure of unimaginable worth, 300-year-old cryptograms written in invisible ink, a legendary curse, and a driven captain who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. The red-hot authors of Reliquary score another big winner." (Library Journal)

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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 09-04-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a great listen. It had suspense, romance, man vs man conflict.. all in a treasure hunt!

    I really liked all of the different personalities evident in this book. Each character was 3-D and had a past that shaped his future. I could identify and believe in the characters. The descriptions of the scenes and drama were vivid as if I were there. I felt I could smell and feel the pit.

    The authors explored the effects of greed and human nature wonderfully. The contrasts between the main character before, during and after were very well done.

    The narrator took the great story and writing, and brought it to life. I was very impressed.

    So many times, we assume that the current intelligence is far superior to those that came before us. We forget that we only build on the true genius of those that came before.

    I also liked the way the authors didn't leave us wondering in a "fake" ending .... "is the treasure there still?" There was a conclusion - not a setup for a sequel!

    I would highly recommend this novel.

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    robert 09-04-12
    robert 09-04-12

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    "It just didn't capture my attention in time"
    Would you try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and/or Scott Brick?

    I would not be turned off from trying other books from these writers.


    Has Riptide turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Riptide?

    cut through the intro quicker


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Ken Arlington, TX, United States 09-03-12
    Ken Arlington, TX, United States 09-03-12 Listener Since 2007
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    What did you like best about Riptide? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the story, not a big treasure hunt fan but this was pretty good,Scott Brick is always good to listen too.it ends just like you think it will, but that aside well worth the credit.


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    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 09-02-12
    Jayne McLaughlin Silver City, NM 09-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Guessed the ending"
    What did you love best about Riptide?

    Very creative writing with good research behind the ideas


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I guessed it


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Scott's inflection


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Treasure hunters beware!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    08-29-12
    08-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointment"
    What disappointed you about Riptide?

    The story was lame. The reader was terrible. What's left to criticize


    Would you ever listen to anything by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Anything would have helped


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    See my title


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald Keokuk, IA, United States 08-14-12
    Ronald Keokuk, IA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Different - original"

    What made this book so good, and most of the authors and narrators are good, was the original idea that they used to make this store. WOW. Once you start listening, you won't quite A+++

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    Matt ELDRIDGE, IA, US 07-06-12
    Matt ELDRIDGE, IA, US 07-06-12
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    "The book needs to be made into a movie"
    What did you love best about Riptide?

    The unique real world science reason behind a long believed pirates curse


    What other book might you compare Riptide to and why?

    Many Clive Custler books, and movies like "Into the Blue"

    The intrigue of finding hidden pirate treasure, with all the scary boobie traps and danger around every corner.

    There is also a unique story line of the main character having to deal with guilt of his past; a long lost brother taken by the pirates curse


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    The Captain


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Two boys searching for treasure to save their family from financial ruin, but instead, one boy is taken by the pirates curse.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy 01-09-12
    Cathy 01-09-12
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    "Another Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Riptide to be better than the print version?

    Never read any of the books, only listened to the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Really didn't have a favorite.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Different tones of voice he used/\/\



    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    thoroughly enjoy his books.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to hear another of his stories. I had a hard time trying to picture some of the tunnels he described, but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila cleburne, TX, United States 05-30-11
    Sheila cleburne, TX, United States 05-30-11
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    "Held my attention throughout."

    I did not rate this as being one of my favorites, but I did enjoy it, all the same. I have a bit of personal interest in the locaton, off the coast of Maine, so that helped me get into the story. I found it to be well-crafted. The story evolved from beginning until the end, always keeping enough back to release fresh doses of new twists to keep me coming back for more. The imagary is critical for me to truly enjoy action/adventure stories, and this author did an excellent job of describing each scene fully without being tedious. I really do enjoy the art of such word-craft, and admire this author his skills. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, with a touch of meritime history thrown in. While the story was not especially thrilling, it was very well written and never lagged in interest. And I think you will enjoy the final discovery as well.

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    Peet 05-16-11
    Peet 05-16-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Modern day pirate mystery..."

    Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed this book... Keeps you guessing till the end.
    Will definitely get more Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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